I was challenged to (or maybe it was simply suggested that I) share my favorite books from 2014 by Kellee & Ricki of Unleashing Readers. Check out Ricki’s choices here. The following are a handful of my favorites – some that were published in 2014 others that I simply didn’t discover until 2014. They are listed in no particular order.
El Deafo by Cece Bell – best book of the year.
My Teacher is a Monster (No I Am Not) by Peter Brown – rivals The Curious Garden as my favorite of his books.
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat – fingers crossed as award season nears.
City Cat by Kate Banks & Lauren Castillo – my introduction to LC’s wonderful world of illustration.
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt – LMH is a literary force.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle – apparently it was a book first.
Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon – would have equaled Caldecott if GG were American.
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series by Dav Pilkey & Dan Santat – newly re-illustrated versions are fabulous.
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff – NBC’s Heroes went so downhill after season 1.
Platypus Police Squad Series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka – between these and Lunch Lady and Comics Squad, JJK signed 13 books for
me my kids in one sitting.
There are probably loads of others I’m forgetting, but I’ll go with these ten for now. What were your favorite books from 2014?
What books are you most looking forward to in 2015? (hint: the answer should involve breakfast foods)
[oh, and happy 40th anniversary, mom & dad]